UK accuses Russia of cyber interference targeting elections and democracy

The government has imposed sanctions on two Russian nationals for their involvement in spearphishing operations

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UK accuses Russia of cyber interference targeting election and democracy

The UK government has accused Russia's intelligence services of attempting to interfere in UK politics and democratic processes through a sustained cyber-espionage campaign.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a division of GCHQ, attributed these activities to the group known as Star Blizzard, asserting its likely affiliation with Centre 18 of Russia's Federal S...

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